Author aims to put village on the map with new book

Judith Allnatt
Judith Allnatt

The new novel written by an author from Weedon is set in and around the village she lives in.

Published on Thursday last week, Judith Allnatt’s new novel The Silk Factory has been described as an eerie story of love and memory.

It tells the story of Rosie Milford who inherits a house in an old silk factory after her mother’s death and moves there with her young children.

The discovery of a shocking truth about her own childhood, when she is already reeling from the breakup of her marriage, fills her with distrust and fearfulness.

Then she starts seeing a strange child, wandering in the garden, who seems as lost as she is.

The author will be launching her new novel at the beginning of next month.

It will take place in the Carnegie Room of central Northampton Library on Thursday, June 4.

Doors open at 6.30pm with the event to start at 7pm.

It is due to end at 8.30pm.

Anyone wishing to go along is asked to rsvp by email to

For further information about the author and to read an extract from the Silk Factory, visit